Arvada Dental Center has incorporated the latest technology in tooth restoration.
This technology utilizes Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to quickly and accurately create ceramic tooth restorations. A medical grade computer and camera is used to take a digital picture of a prepared tooth instead of the traditional tooth impression. The computer converts the digital picture to a three dimensional CAD model of the prepped tooth. The doctor can use this 3-D model to design a tooth restoration on the computer screen. The computer then uses the digital model of the tooth restoration and CAM to mill a perfect ceramic tooth while you wait. Finally the ceramic restoration can be fitted to your prepped tooth in a matter of minutes.
This method can be used to design any single tooth restoration such as crowns, inlays (fillings), onlays (partial crowns), and veneers. Most tooth restorations can be accomplished in a single office visit which saves time and cost for the patient. Additionally the color and shape of the restoration can be custom designed for every patient while they wait. This quick and efficient technology restores damaged teeth and enhances your smile with biocompatible materials. For further information on this exciting new technology, please click here.
PLANMECA ProMax 3D CBVT
PLANMECA’s new PROMAX 3D CBVT (Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography) X-ray offers 3-dimensional imaging; digital panoramic imaging; digital panoramic bitewings; and digital Cephalometrics all with the use of one complete X-ray system. ProMax 3D CBVT also offers the smallest footprint of any 3D CBVT imaging unit available, making this cutting-edge technology available for use on-site in virtually all doctors’ offices. The ProMax 3D CBVT X-ray’s effective exposure time is only 6 seconds with a rapid scan rate of 16-18 seconds per image. PLANMECA ProMax 3D also offers the ability to choose your required ROI (Region of Interest) through segment selection (i.e. upper jaw; lower jaw; upper right quadrant; etc.) This feature reduces both the image scan time and the effective patient radiation dose. The ProMax 3D CBVT flat panel semiconductor-based sensor provides high-sensitivity, and excellent image resolution. This technology can be used for Implantology, Maxillofacial surgery, Orthodontic planning, and TMJ analysis along with many other general diagnostic procedures.
The PLANMECA ProMax 3D CBVT X-ray is one of the few 3D systems to offer true 2D panoramics and Cephalometrics, eliminating the need for multiple imaging units.
PLANMECA’s 3D CBVT technology is available factory installed, or as an upgrade to all existing ProMax X-rays.
PLANMECA ProMax 3D CBVT is expressly designed to comply with the needs of modern surgical dentistry. It complies with a multitude of diagnostic requirements: those of endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, implantology, dental and maxillofacial surgeries, and TMJ analysis.
With PLANMECA ProMax 3DCBVT, study volume sizes are selectable to meet diagnostic needs without excess radiation outside the area of interest.
Thanks to its small footprint, PLANMECA ProMax 3D CBVT makes effective three-dimensional imaging possible in every dental office.
The full-color TFT (Thin Film Transistor) display and the Graphical User Interface (GUI) guide the operator with text and clear graphic symbols. All exposure settings are logically grouped and easy to understand, which makes the imaging procedure quick and allows the operator to fully focus on patient positioning and communication.
Axial CBVT 3D Rendition Condyle CT
3D Impaction Analysis Recon Close up
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Quotes from the Experts
“Right now, dental CT scans are the standard of excellence. There is little doubt by all experts involved in dental radiography, dental implant placement, and legal matters, that CT scans will, one day, become the standard of care in dentistry.
“You not only see critical anatomic structures obscured or unavailable through conventional 2-D dental radiography – dental periapical radiographs and panoramic studies – but you see them with great clarity and unparalleled accuracy. Due to the advent of dental CBVT technologies, and with convenience of having scans produced by radiological labs run by dentists, the bar has been raised in the field of dental implantology.”
Dr. Alan Winter, OsseoNews
“CBCT has a low effective dose in the same order of magnitude as conventional dental radiographs. CBCT has numerous potential applications in the management of endodontic problems.”
Patel S., Dawood A., Pitt Ford T., Whaites E.
“The potential applications of cone beam computed tomography in the management of endodontic problems.”
International Endodontic Journal
40, 818-830, 2007
“The radiation dose from CBCT is comparable to low dose CT, but can be up to 15 times lower than conventional CT with standard protocols.”
Healthcare Human Factors Group
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation
University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
“CBVT technology requires less radiation (up to 95% less) to operate and is more accurate than conventional medical CT scans. This technological breakthrough enables dentists to see unique views for better diagnoses and treatment for their patients while, at the same time, adhering to the ALARA principle set forth by the European Association of Osseointegration. CBVT scanners have less distortion than medical CT scanners and are more accurate than dental periapical films or panoramic X-rays . CBVT technology has many advantages when compared to all current forms of X-ray imaging, while remaining cost-effective for patients.”
Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography vs. Medical CT Scanners: Expanding Dental Applications
Alan A.Winter, D.D.S.; Alan S. Pollack, D.D.S.; Herbert H. Frommer, D.D.S.; Lisa Koenig, B.S., R.D.H.